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ISBN 9781503605251 | DOI 10.21627/2018wmg | OCLC 1037949963

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Samuel Liebhaber, When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra, Redwood City: Stanford University Press 2018, http://doi.org/10.21627/2018wmg

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Cover Image

Shabaab, al-Mahra by Mikael Strandberg. Reused by permission of the photographer.

Header Image "About the Mahra"

Yard in Ndet, by Janet C. Watson. Reused by permission of the photographer.

Header Image "Theory of Classification"

Fragment. Gift of George D. Pratt, 1929. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain.

Cover and Introductory Page Design

Cover conception by Rob Ehle. Cover and introduction design and implementation by Agile Humanities Agency.


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Carto Voyager Lite basemap, created using derivatives of OpenStreetMap data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License;

Hijmans, R. and University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. (2015). First-level Administrative Divisions, Oman, 2015. UC Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/zp912qb9964;

Hijmans, R. and University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. (2015). Second-level Administrative Divisions, Yemen, 2015. UC Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/mf045wt7349.


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